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papist

[pey-pist] /ˈpeɪ pɪst/
noun
1.
a Roman Catholic.
adjective
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; earlier papista < Neo-Latin. See pope, -ist
Related forms
papistlike, adjective
papistly, adverb
antipapist, noun, adjective
nonpapist, noun
propapist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for papist

papist

/ˈpeɪpɪst/
noun, adjective (often capital)
1.
generally (derogatory) another term for Roman Catholic
Derived Forms
papistical, papistic, adjective
papistry, noun
Word Origin
C16: from French papiste, from Church Latin pāpapope1
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Word Origin and History for papist
n.

1530s, "adherent of the pope," from Middle French papiste, from papa "pope," from Church Latin papa (see pope).

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